OKINAWA: Death from the Sky

As Captain John G. Schmitt Jr., 34, of Chalmers, Ind. was flying over the island of Okinawa one morning last week, the fire warning light flashed in his F-100 Super Sabre, was followed by a violent explosion. A ten-year veteran of jet flying assigned to Okinawa's Kadena Air Force Base, Schmitt managed to head his crippled plane away from the densely populated city of Ishikawa (pop. 30,000) before he bailed out. But the pilotless ship suddenly veered, headed straight for the modem, U.S.-built Miyamori School, where 1,306 Okinawan children were having their...

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